2007, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
Mulayam must quit, says Cong Lucknow, January 18
The Samajwadi Party faced complete political isolation today as the Congress and the Rashtriya Lok Dal, which helped form the government, formally withdrew support by submitting letters to this effect to Governor T.V. Rajeswar.
2 more Cong MLAs out Chandigarh, January 18
Unmindful of the mounting protests by those denied party ticket for the coming Punjab Assembly elections, the All-India Congress Committee overlooked claims of a few more strong contenders, including two sitting MLAs, while finalising a second list of 16 candidates today.
Mohali, January 18
Voices of dissent within the Congress in Kharar became overtly loud today when senior Congress leader and sitting MLA Bir Devinder Singh was denied the ticket from his constituency by the party high command.
‘Ab to darakhton ke saaye mein bhi dhoop lagti hai… chalo yahan se chalen aur umar bhar ke liye..... I have no option but to consider quitting the party’
Big cats to
battle it out in Malwa Chandigarh, January 18
The Malwa region, once famed for its sand dunes and jungles, is now
known for its political heavyweights. The region, with 65 Assembly
seats, has been dominating the state’s political landscape in various
forms for the past four decades. Virtually, it has emerged main
electoral combat zone in this Assembly elections.
CCS discusses Pak firing in Akhnoor New Delhi, January 18
The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) today met here to discuss a sensitive agenda packed with strategic moves vis a vis Pakistan, Afghanistan and Myanmar and assess the implications of unprovoked firing from the Pakistani side in Akhnoor yesterday.
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Relief to seven PCS officers Chandigarh, January 18
In a relief to seven PCS officers, whose appointment on compassionate grounds had been set aside by the Punjab and Haryana High Court
on November 7 last, a Division Bench of the High Court today directed the Punjab Government not to remove these officers from their job till further orders.
LM Thapar dead New Delhi, January 18
Noted industrialist and Chairman of Ballarpur Industries Ltd Lalit Mohan Thapar passed away yesterday. Assocham President Venugopal N Dhoot described Mr Thapar as one of the pillars of Indian industry and said with his death a
vacuum has been created which would be difficult to fill in.— UNI
Complaints to EC
Number, any number, even roll number Chandigarh, January 18
That the Election Commission receives a large number of complaints as regards irregularities and violations of the code of conduct is a fact well-known. What is not that well known to the public is the number of frivolous and non-election related complaints that the EC is burdened with during poll time.
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